Isle Of Man / Ellan Vannin

Things to do in the Isle of Man

Image caption Dips will be taking part around the Isle of Man on New Year's day

A few suggestions to help get the best out of island life.


There will be a New Year's Day dip at 12am in Douglas to raise money for Breakthrough Breast Cancer.

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  • Professor Ronald Hutton will deliver a lecture on Robin Hood at the Manx Museum on Friday 13 January.
  • Taylorian Productions present The Adventures of Dick Whittington, a traditional Christmas family pantomime from 17-31 December at the Gaiety Theatre.


Ballagroove will be hosting a New Year's Eve party at the Bay in Port Erin on 31 December.

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  • The Erin Arts Centre's Piano series, featuring Mohamed Shams of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland will start on the 3 February at 8pm.


The tradtitional New Year's Day fell race will start from from St John's Football Club at 9.30 am on 1 January 2012.

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  • The fourth round of the Manx Mountain Bike club's XC League will be held on 15 January.

Art and Culture

Mark Cavendish's green jersey is on display at the Manx Museum in Douglas as part of their current Manx Sporting Life Exhibition.

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  • Manx National Heritage's Mountain Milestone exhibition will run until May 2012 at the House of Manannan in Peel.
  • Festive felt making sessions are being held at the House of Manannan to help youngsters make their own Christmas decorations.

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The Villa Marina and Gaiety Theatre

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